The Mad Max trilogy is one of the most beloved franchises in Hollywood. Or is it? Mad Max (1979) is a quiet burn with not a tremendous amount going on. The 1985 film Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome proved that Tina Turner’s song saying “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” was right. Right? But then there was the 1982 movie Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. It sits at… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Road Warrior' vs. 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
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Aliens and robots have overrun the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. First it was the aliens (District 9) and now it’s the robots (Chappie). Depending on how you look at it, we have one man and one muse to thank and/or blame. Neill Blomkamp is the writer/director of both films, and his main man is Sharlto Copley. And if you’ve never seen Blomkamp’s work, Copley is the man… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'District 9' vs. 'Chappie'
It is over. With six films, and approximately 8,754 minutes (if you count the extended editions), Peter Jackson is all done with Middle-earth. First came The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now The Hobbit trilogy. How do we feel, where do we go from here, and what will become of New Zealand now that the hobbits are moving out of the shire? These are all good questions… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' vs. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
Matthew McConaughey has boldly gone where he has been before: a dramatic space movie. In Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar, McConaughey plays a slightly futuristic pilot, who will hopefully save humanity. In Contact, McConaughey is a Christian philosopher. All right, all right, all right, you might be thinking, “How dare you guys compare a Nolan film to a Robert Zemeckis movie,” but there are plenty of comparisons besides McConaughey (one pre-McConaissance, one post-McConaissance).
No one gets Jake Gyllenhaal and Daniel Radcliffe confused. One is Maggie’s brother, and the other is Harry. This past weekend both actors had new films hit theaters. Gyllenhaal has Nightcrawler and Radcliffe has Horns. Neither movie is a superhero film, which might confuse and disorientate you just a bit, especially considering Nightcrawler is part of the X-Men universe (just not in this case).
So is it enough to do a Film Face-off just… Continue reading Film Face-off: Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Daniel Radcliffe